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Hours after the tragic death of YouTube star Christina Grimmie, the community of singers that first helped her share her voice with the world is uniting online to honor her. Years before she placed third on NBC's hit talent competition, The Voice, the 22-year-old rose to prominence on the Internet with highly viewed covers of popular songs like Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A." and Nelly's "Just a Dream" with fellow YouTuber Sam Tsui. Her channel ultimately garnered more than three million followers and opened the doors to her touring with Selena Gomez as her opening act and performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show before ultimately joining Adam Levine's »
After a mixed initial response, X-Men: Apocalypse has been generating quite a bit of positive buzz as it prepares to make its gargantuan debut in just a little over a week. Earlier this week, 20th Century Fox officially released the full track list for John Ottman's upcoming original motion picture soundtrack for the Bryan Singer-directed film. There aren't too many revealing details, but it'd be best to proceed with caution just in case of any potential spoilers. The soundtrack will become available to purchase in stores on June 17. Check out the full track list below: 1. Apocalypse 2. The Transference 3. Pyramid Collapse / Main Titles 4. Eric’s New Life 5. Just a Dream 6. Moira’s Discovery / Apocalypse Awakes 7. Shattered Life 8. Going Grey / Who the F are You? 9. Eric’s Rebirth 10. Contacting Eric / The Answer! 11. Beethoven Havok 12. You Can See 13. New Pyramid 14. Recruiting Psylocke 15. Split them Up! 16. A Piece of his Past 17. The »
Veteran Hollywood executive Fred Bernstein has launched Los Angeles-based Astute Films as a motion picture financing and production company, Variety has learned.
Bernstein, who headed production at Columbia and Universal, has assembled an initial $50 million of private equity financing and is looking to back films with mid-range budgets rather than franchises.
“We’ll be very judicious and strategic as to our spending,” Bernstein told Variety.
The company has acquired movie rights to Albert French’s novel “Billy” and set up the project with Marty Davidson (“The Lords of Flatbush”), Wendell Pierce (Selma,” “Treme”) and Jerry Leider (“On the Road”) to produce with Davidson directing from his own script.
Set in rural Mississippi in 1947, the film depicts a racially-charged incident of taunting and bullying that results in the tragic death of a 14-year-old white girl at the hands of a 10-year-old black boy named Billy. The values of the community are »
- Dave McNary
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